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Roger Waters teases October US mega-concert at Coachella site Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 30 April 2016

One of lesser well-kept rumours has been the concert to be held from October 7th to 9th, 2016, at the Coachella festival site, Indio, California. When initial chatter started up about the show, the line-up - Roger Waters, The Who, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones - seemed like someone's bizarre fantasy. After all, who is going to want to take second billing each of the three days?

However, guards soon dropped, and some of those involved (including Roger Daltrey) started making mention of it as a confirmed event. Daltrey said: "It's a fantastic idea for a festival. It's the greatest remains of our era. It's a great idea. I just hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up."

Last night, things went up a gear with the release from Waters, Dylan and The Who, of their own, separate teasers which simply had "October" as a caption. Dylan's included his vocal of "Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is...", The Who's used My Generation (the suggestion is that it's the last big concert of their generation before passing the baton on to the younger bands), and Roger? He posted this:

Obviously, as details get released (and with the arrival of this teaser yesterday, it can't be long before more is revealed) we will bring you all the information. Safe to say, whilst the tickets are likely to be extremely pricey, there's incredible value there, and if you can make it to California on those dates, you are sure to have a very memorable time...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 April 2016 )
 
David Gilmour's Teenage Cancer Trust concert - Prince Purple Rain tribute Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 25 April 2016

David Gilmour - Teenage Cancer Trust, Royal Albert Hall, London April 24 2016 ticketLast night, David Gilmour's sell-out concert at London's Royal Albert Hall saw him turn things purple during Comfortably Numb, in a personal tribute to Prince, who passed away this week.

The concert, the final night of the string of shows designed to raise awareness and all-important funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, featured a superb performance. The audience, including a mixture of Pink Floyd fans, Teenage Cancer Trust representatives, and those currently undergoing cancer treatment, found themselves regularly on their feet. The set list itself was the full Rattle That Lock set seen in North America, with the added songs What Do You Want From Me and Coming Back To Life, both additions to the set that ran from September 2015 when the tour started in Brighton, England with the preview show.

The Teenage Cancer Trust shows these days are much less likely to include guest performers and so it was with last night's show; however, for those familiar with the show, David was able to spring an unannounced surprise. During Comfortably Numb, a lighting change saw the stage dramatically change to a purple wash, as the song took a new direction, fairly quickly identified as an instrumental chunk of Prince's Purple Rain.

It wasn't the first time that David had performed this track - in 1992, he played guitar for Sir Tom Jones' rendition of Purple Rain for a television show - although the timing of this new tribute was perfect, and well executed.

Pictures, reviews and more information on the show are now being added to the show page. Our thanks to everyone who has sent in contributions; we are going through them all now and will include as many as possible on the site. For more information on the wonderful work that the charity does, please visit TeenageCancerTrust.org.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 April 2016 )
 
David Gilmour's Teenage Cancer Trust concert, Royal Albert Hall, Sunday Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 22 April 2016

2016 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, Royal Albert Hall, LondonAnticipation is building for the concluding concert in this week's Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall, with David Gilmour taking to the stage for this most worthy of charities. He last took part in their annual concerts in 2004, at the same venue.

For those who still want to go, there are still a few tickets left for the show, which at time of writing can only be obtained from the venue itself. You can either visit RoyalAlbertHall.com and search for David's concert, or give them a call on 0207-589-8212 (or +44-207-589-8212 internationally). With the money going to the charity, it will be a very worthwhile way to spend your Sunday evening!

Each year, a range of special merchandise is created for the shows - the items will be available from the venue on the night, and remaining stock will then be available from TeenageCancerTrust.org, where you can also find out what the charity do, and what your money goes toward.

For those going, we hope you have a great time whilst giving support and help to those who really need it. If you aren't going, rest assured we will cover the concert as normal.

 
Brit Floyd kick off series of Floyd related events in New York Print E-mail
Written by Ed Lopez-Reyes   
Friday, 22 April 2016

Brit Floyd - New York, April 2016On Friday, April 8th, Brit Floyd made a stop at New York City's Beacon Theatre (a venue that saw David Gilmour perform in 1984, and more recently Roger Waters for Stand Up For Heroes), deploying a set that pays tribute to David Gilmour's work with Pink Floyd, performing rare tracks from the band's catalogue, and launching New York City into a week of events anchored around Gilmour's sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden...

A strange thing happened in Gotham this month: a handful of events with a Pink Floyd connection descended upon it in full force over the course of just a few days. David Gilmour was booked for shows at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. Preceding them, Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, was scheduled as a guest on Damian Barr's Literary Salon at the Ace Hotel with author Jonathan Lee and a special guest (Gilmour) in tow. Following and capping off these events, Guy Pratt was set to perform in a rare one-off stand-up appearance at The Slipper Room.

For a few days, being a Pink Floyd fan in the United States would feel similar to being a Pink Floyd fan in the United Kingdom, where spurts of band-related activity unravel from time-to-time and, seemingly, in bundles.

If anything could add to the blend of British and Pink Floyd flavors that was taking over New York City, Brit Floyd was the perfect fit.

And so on Friday, April 8th, Brit Floyd played at New York City's historic Beacon Theatre, kicking off this unusual period of Pink Floyd activity, which shaped the mood at the gig: audience members in the theatre foyer discussed which of the three upcoming Gilmour shows they planned to attend and debated Samson's event's sold-out status while others learned of Pratt's upcoming comedy show.

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